Update to removing annoying context menu items

Time for an update of the various things you need to do to remove annoying context menu items:

3D Print with 3D Builder context

  • regedit: remove subkeys

Edit with Photos

  • regedit: add
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\AppX43hnxtbyyps62jhe9sqpdzxn1790zetc\Shell\ShellEdit > New String Value = ProgrammaticAccessOnly

Cast to Device (*)

  • regedit: add
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Blocked > New String Value = {7AD84985-87B4-4a16-BE58-8B72A5B390F7}


  • regedit: remove subkeys from
    HKEY_Classes_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ and
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shellex and
    • Adobe.Acrobat.ContextMenu
    • DropboxExt
    • Modern Sharing
    • PicaViewCtxMenuShlExt
    • Sharing
    • SnagItMainShellExt
    • TeraCopy

Change text size in Notes pane of PowerPoint

In one of my PowerPoint slide decks, the Notes pane at the bottom in the Normal View showed the presenter notes in a very large font. When looking at the font size however, nothing seems to be wrong: it was 10.5 points, which seems to be the default.

It took quite some googl’ing until I finally figured out that somehow the Zoom factor of the Notes text was changed.

To reset it to the default size:

  1. Click in the Notes pane
  2. In the Ribbon, in the View tab, click Zoom
  3. Set to 100%
  4. Click OK.

You can also change the size of the Notes pane text  by holding the CTRL key and use the scroll wheel of your mouse, while hovering over the Notes pane.


Force DROP TABLE in MySQL with foreign key constraint

When trying to update a local copy of one of my MySQL databases, I got the error
Cannot delete or update a parent row: a foreign key constraint fails
when issuing the command

As I immediately recreate the tables with the necessary foreign key constraints, I wanted to temporarily remove the constraints. After some Googl’ing, I learned that it is as simple as